The Oregon Hispanic Bar is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
We do review requests for endorsement for judicial applicants in the State of Oregon, at the state and federal levels.
This process is confidential and we do not make public the list of applicants seeking OHBA endorsement, and our endorsement decisions are delivered directly to candidates in support of their application.
Membership with OHBA or other affinity bar organization is not required at this time.
The attached file lists our evaluation criteria when considering endorsement requests. Our judicial advocacy committee also seeks feedback from the legal community and checks references in addition to reviewing applicant materials.
State Court Process
OHBA is a member of the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) which is comprised of other affinity bar organizations. Judicial candidates who wish to request endorsements from the affinity bar organizations may do so by opting into the process when submitting their application to the Governor's office. In addition, you may contact board members who serve on the OJDC committee for additional information.
Federal Court Process
Email endorsement inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your application materials, references, and timelines for submission of your application.